Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring walk

Today's walk. It has cooled down to a respectable 60 degrees today, and I only got hot once we crossed the tracks.  It was a snake-y day as you can see. I have been known to pick up baby snakes, but these were much bigger and faster than that, so there was no snake wrangling. Zeby paid almost no attention to them whatsoever.

We explored a new trail, met a dog named Jack and saw Mayapples emerging from the ground.  I should finish a knitting project today, which would be grand since I wanted it done by the end of the month.  Since I am also trying to prepare new classes for the shop, and have a test knit project to do, I really need to clear the board yet again!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bee Fountain

The honeybees found a thawed plant reservoir. I put the limestone rock on the side to prevent drownings.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dog as Landscape

Michigan, like most of the country, is getting some unseasonably warm weather - highs in the 80s, early blooming trees, and a garden that is waking up much earlier than I was prepared for.

I don't know why I left the dog inside, perhaps he had been sleeping and I decided to let him dream.

I spent the day ripping out ivy and myrtle to make room for an herb garden. I still need to transplant a monster of an Anemone plant that I swear I can hear growing at night. I am not sure it will survive, and this is what is keeping me from moving forward.  Sometimes I get daunted by projects and all of a sudden it has been another year, and it still isn't done.

But I am determined to get my herb garden this year!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Early Spring Thaw

A weekend Up North with some of my favorite Michigan people.  Elk Lake changed colors all day Saturday and Sunday. It was a wonderful creative weekend of like-minds.

Elk Lake, looking East-Northeast. March 2012.